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|Non-Western Westerns Film Series|
|Date||Saturday March 22|
|Time||3:00 PM - 4:30 PM|
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SFMOMA | Phyllis Wattis Theater
151 Third Street (between Mission and Howard streets)
|commassistant [at] sfmoma.org|
Ramesh Sippy, 1975, 162 min.
Sholay is Bollywood's landmark contribution to the Western genre. It remains the highest-grossing film in the history of Hindi cinema and was declared "film of the millennium" by BBC India in 1999. The film tells the story of a former cop who hires two ex-cons to eradicate a gang of bandits. Sholay stands out for its astonishing landscape cinematography and absence of the family themes characteristic of many Hindi films; it might be most recognized, however, for the degree of pure evil embodied by the bandit chief Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan).
$5 general, students, and seniors. Double features: films offered on the same date are included in one ticket.